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June 24, 2011

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MÖTLEY CRÜE at McCoy as part of

unique tour

Legendary rock titans MÖTLEY CRÜE launched their summer U.S. tour. The tour includes a concert at Fort McCoy 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 as part of the Army Concert tour series.
PHOTO: MÖTLEY CRÜE will headline the Army Concert Tour performance Aug. 5 at Fort McCoy. Courtesy photo
MÖTLEY CRÜE will headline the Army Concert Tour performance Aug. 5 at Fort McCoy. Joining the group will be Poison and New York Dolls. (Courtesy photo)

For the first time, MÖTLEY CRÜE called on the fans to decide everything from the support acts Poison and New York Dolls, to the songs chosen for the summer run, making it the ultimate fan-interactive tour.

For the final set list, the band — Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums) — listed every recorded song and surveyed fans at Motley.com; the shows will include several songs the band hasn’t performed live together in almost 20 years.

“We’re excited to get back out on the road and launch this new, huge production on our headlining run in the U.S.,” Neil said.

Fans will witness the iconic band’s new “360” vertical drum rollercoaster, which will feature Lee being launched into multiple vertical loops while continuing to perform on the drums.

The band’s veteran production manager and set designer Robert Long describes the tour’s set design as “ … a hard-hitting CRÜE rendition of a rock ’n’ roll burlesque theatre …” The entire stage will be enveloped in red velvet drapery and a damask printed wall of guitar amps.

MÖTLEY CRÜE commandeered the rock pantheon for over 30 years.

In that time, they’ve accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million, seven platinum and/or multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Grammy nominations for Best Hard Rock Performance, a New York Times bestselling memoir, and some of the most-successful tours across the globe.

The band also will be honored at Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip Music Festival (www.ssmf.com), with the honoree event set for the festival’s first night, Thursday, Aug. 18 at the House of Blues.

(Submitted by Fort McCoy Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Marketing Office.)

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